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Does water spinach grow in Arabic-speaking countries?

What is your country's name? What is water spinach called there? Do you like water spinaches?

Jul 6, 2014 7:19 AM
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Ban, shokran!

July 20, 2014

I'm from Iraq. Here we call spinach "Sabanikh" and I'm not sure if it grows here

July 20, 2014

Thank you, but I think you all misunderstood. Water spinach is different from spinach. Its latin name is Ipomoea aquatica, and quoting Wikipedia here, "This plant is known in English as water spinach, river spinach, water morning glory, water convolvulus, or by the more ambiguous names Chinese spinach, Chinese convolvulus, swamp cabbage or kangkong in Southeast Asia."

July 6, 2014

I live in Iraq and we called it ispinakh, they're cooking it with water and tomato paste and it's very tasty :)

July 6, 2014

well , i live in egypt , i know Spinach its called here Sabanikh , its a green plant which contains plenty of ferrite element , its very useful but i don't like it .

July 6, 2014
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